Swarm trio becomes a quartet22 February 2018
Swarm trio becomes a quartet22 February 2018 With the aim of making the best possible use of existing satellites, ESA and Canada have made a deal that turns Swarm into a four-satellite mission to shed even more light on space weather and features such as the aurora borealis.
Swarm details energetic coupling15 February 2018
Swarm details energetic coupling15 February 2018 The Sun bathes our planet in the light and heat it needs to sustain life, but it also bombards us with dangerous charged particles in solar wind. Our magnetic field largely shields from this onslaught, but like many a relationship, it’s somewhat compl...
Wind satellite survives vacuum07 February 2018
Wind satellite survives vacuum07 February 2018 ESA’s Aeolus satellite has been particularly tricky to build. One of the main stumbling blocks has been getting its lasers to work in a vacuum, but recent tests on the satellite show that the vacuum or temperature of space won’t get in the way of Aeol...
Sentinel-3B good to go02 February 2018
Sentinel-3B good to go02 February 2018 After being put through its paces to make sure it is fit for life in orbit around Earth, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite is ready to be packed up and shipped to Russia for liftoff.
Space helps forests regenerate10 January 2018
Space helps forests regenerate10 January 2018 Many of us probably think of trees during the festive season more than any other time of the year. With Christmas trees now discarded and decorations packed away, we will be turning our attention back to daily life. The task of cultivating and regener...
Accessing Copernicus data made easier14 December 2017
Accessing Copernicus data made easier14 December 2017 Thanks to the European Union’s Copernicus programme, vast quantities of satellite data are freely available to manage the environment and benefit European citizens. While this offers a wealth of opportunities, downloading and storing these data involv...
2/5 Our burning of fossil fuels and forests 🌲🌳 has caused the amount of carbon dioxide in the air to increase by 3⃣0⃣ %… t.co/dCOREx8ydz 23 Feb 2018 16:02:32